Fundraising Ideas

    • Charity Golf Tournment – The key is getting each player to collect a certain amount of pledges. I recommend a minimum of $100 per player in pledges.
    • Charity Poker Tournment– To guarantee a big turnout of poker players, you’ll need to get some good publicity. Put together a press release featuring the standard “who, what, when, where, and how” format. Be sure to emphasize the fact that it’s all for a good cause.
    • Casino Night– A Casino Night fundraiser offers dozens of ways to raise funds for charity, including silent auctions, live auctions, raffles, poker tournaments, individual sponsorships, corporate sponsorships, cash bar, gourmet catered dinner, and ticket sales
    • Bowling Fundraiser-Invite lots of people and seek out plenty of publicity. Contact local radio and television stations well ahead of your event. Make sure non-bowlers know that there will be plenty of fun things to do besides bowl.
    • Church carnival– A family oriented carnival on church grounds is a great way to raise funds. You can contract for carnival rides with an outside firm, rent inflatable enclosed jumping areas that small children love, offer face painting, sell handicrafts, offer prizes for children’s games, do a cakewalk, and dozens of other fun activities.
    • Spaghetti Feed Fund Raiser– A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a tried and true fundraising event.
    • BBQ– Great fundraiser for the summer months. Get your local grocers’ to donate the food for this worthy cause.
    • Corporate Matching – Many employers offer matching funds programs. Your $50 donation could turn into $100. Inquire with your personnel/HR department to complete the paperwork required to get your gift matched.
    • Garage Sale – Clean out your house and garage. Set up a Our Forgotten Warriors donation booth. Ask your friends and neighbors to donate their stuff to you to help increase your funds.
    • Host a Wine Tasting Party – Ask your local wine store if they host wine tasting events, invite friends, and have a cover charge at the door.
    • Car Wash – Talk to your local Boy Scout troop, high school students, or teen church organizations and ask them to host a car wash with the proceeds going to Our Forgotten Warriors Programs.
    • Fun Run – Have your school host a fun run. Entry fees would be a donation to Our Forgotten Warriors An option could be added to sponsor a runner.
    • Chain of Thanks – Have your school host a Chain of Thanks Fundraiser! For a minimum donation, you can purchase a red, white, or blue paper link. Your goal is to make the chain wrap around your school! This is a great way to thank the soldiers and veterans who have fought for our freedom.
    • Bake Sale – Have your church or Girl Scout troop host a bake sale.
    • Wear Red, White, & Blue Day – Show your patriotic colors by wearing America’s colors. Need to designate a dollar amount for donation.

    Please remind your donor to add their email address.

    Our Forgotten Warriors is going green and we are sending all tax deductable letters/receipts to emails.

    Have them send the check to:

    Our Forgotten Warriors
    P.O. Box 33278
    Joint Base Lewis Mcchord, WA 98433

    Good Luck!
    Thank you for helping Our Forgotten Warriors
    Honor the Service and Remember the Sacrifice!

    Questions call Carol 360-280-9055 or email

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